CV NEWS FEED // A display of Eucharistic miracles throughout the world compiled by Blessed Carlo Acutis is helping parishioners in Danville, Pennsylvania grow in their faith ahead of the National Eucharistic Congress in July.
According to local Pennsylvania newspaper The Daily Item, the exhibit features information about several Eucharistic miracles from different time periods and different countries.
“This display catalogs these miracles that have been documented through early years of the church to modern times,” Fr. Timothy Marcoe, a local pastor in Danville, told The Daily Item.
He added that the Eucharistic miracles occur when a consecrated Host turns into human flesh and blood, which provides a much more powerful and tangible encounter with Jesus.
“In modern times, some samples have been sent to labs and they report it is human tissue, especially of the cardiac muscle …The blood type is AB and there are living white blood cells in the sample,” Marcoe continued, saying that scientific reports confirming the miracles adds an extra layer of awe.
Marcoe said that he decided to bring the exhibit to the church in order to help parishioners grow in devotion to the Eucharist.
“We were deciding how to help our parishioners grow in their devotion to the Eucharist and we learned about this international exhibit of the Eucharistic miracles of the world,” Marcoe said.
“One woman had a lot of tears in her eyes because she didn’t realize that such a thing was even out there,” he continued. “Then, when she saw the vast number of them in the social hall, it was kind of overwhelming for her.”
The display, which has helped several parishioners grow in their faith, can also be viewed online.